Visitors Guide To: Westport

Westport is a gem on the West coast of Ireland and it’s one of Mayo’s best towns to visit. It always has a buzzy atmosphere with trad music billowing out of the pubs and the streets filled with Irish and foreign tourists. As well as the town itself, it also puts you in reach of Croagh Patrick if you fancy the climb, or to head out to Clare Island on the ferry. Here’s our pick of where to go, stay and what to do in this this tiny but terrific town.

1. EAT

Sage

A quaint, family run restaurant right behind the clock tower in the town, serving good quality, wholesome and locally sourced food.

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The Pantry & Corkscrew

This charming little restaurant has a romantic yet quirky atmosphere and serves up some delicious choices for lunch, dinner and sweet treats.

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2. SLEEP

Westport Plaza Hotel

Voted as one of the best hotels in Westport, this luxury 4 star hotel is a 2 minute walk from the busy streets of Westport. The spa and leisure facilities are excellent and gorgeous hotel rooms are all you need for a perfect stay.

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Westport Coast Hotel

Down on Westports Quay, it’s a short 15 minute walk from the main town. With the water views and great hotel deals it’s well worth the stay.

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3. DRINK

Matt Molloys

This infamous Westport pub is one of the best places to go to listen to live Irish music. The atmosphere is electric and the crowd is always up for a bit of craic.

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M.J Henehans

A great late bar with live music and DJs. They do a mean cocktail too!

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4. DO

Discover the Great Western Greenway

This is the longest off-road walking and cycling path in Ireland with 42km of stunning Irish countryside and coastline. It starts in Westport and ends on Achill Island but you can of course do as little or as much of it as you please. We assure you your eyes won’t be disappointed with the view!

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Westport House

This 18th century house is run by direct descendants of the infamous 16th century pirate queen Grace O’Malley. As well as being full of heritage, there’s also a Pirate Adventure Park to keep the kids entertained.

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Featured Image // Destination Westport

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